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A very neat, official version of this flag can be found at : http://www.gov.nb.ca/cnb/design/dlp2.htm
Yellow with black ship with white sail and three
red flags sailing on wavy blue and white lines, golden lion in red in chief.
ratio 5:8. officially hoisted 1965-03-25. Civil and state flag on land.
Željko Heimer, 16 July 1996
According to Flags Through the Ages And Across
The World (Smith), Pedersen and Flags of the World (Barraclough) 1971 the
ratio is 5 : 8; On the official New Brunswick site:
http://www.gov.nb.ca/cnb/design/design/download/flag1.gif, the flag is 444x284
pixels, which is slightly more than 5:8. so I guess that must be the official
ratio, and not 1 : 2.
Jarig Bakker, 27 June 1999
The arms of the Province which included "Banners, Flags or otherwise according to the laws of Arms" were given by Royal Warrant dated 26 May 1868, the flag as a banner of arms was, however, specifically established by a Royal Proclamation of 24 February 1965 in which the flag is described as:
"a flag in the rectangular shape of the proportions four by length and two and one-half by width" (which confirms the official ratio at 5:8 without any question), and goes on "with the chief and charge thereon occupying the one-third part and the remainder of the Armorial Bearings occupying the lower two-thirds part of the space".According to 'Rules for Flying and Displaying the Provincial Flag of New Brunswick etc' (undated) the colours are defined in the Pantone Matching System as:
image by Chris Pinette
This is an image I saw in Smith[smi75b].
Does anyone know when this flag was in use?
Chris Pinette - 27 February 1997
W. J. Gordon, Flags of the World Past and Present ; their History and Associations, London, 1924.
At pages 101 to 103 they describe and illustrate a few "badges"
of which there is a white disk with respectively the arms of Quebec and New
Brunswick. They claim that these badges can be borne on ensigns : blue for
warships and governmental vessels and red for merchant vessels.
Luc-Vartan Baronian, 28 February 1997
image by Marc Pasquin and Mario Fabretto
From the New Brunswick government web site:
researched by Jarig Bakker, 14 December 1999
The Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor
Order of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council of the Province of New Brunswick dated November 19, 1982 (No. 81-912) approved the design for the flag of the Lieutenant-Governors of the provinces of Canada.
In particular, the Order described the official flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick:
...a royal blue flag, two by width and three by length, the shield of the Arms of the Province surrounded by a circlet of ten gold stylized maple leaves, representing the ten Provinces of Canada. Above all a St. Edward's Crown in proper colours, representing the Sovereign's representative in the Province.
This flag is flown at Government House, and from the Legislative Buildings whenever the Lieutenant-Governor is in Fredericton. It is also flown from public buildings throughout the province whenever the Lieutenant-Governor happens to be in residence.
Valentin Poposki, 10 August 2007